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It's Official: Cannabis Possession And Cultivation Now Legal In Colorado
12-11-2012, 11:16 PM,
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It's Official: Cannabis Possession And Cultivation Now Legal In Colorado
From an email I received:

Quote:It's Official: Cannabis Possession And Cultivation Now Legal In Colorado
Dear NORML Supporters,

History was made once again today when Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an Executive Order that makes an "official declaration of the vote" related to Amendment 64. This declaration formalizes the amendment as part of the state Constitution and makes legal the personal use, possession and limited home-growing of marijuana under Colorado law for adults 21 years of age and older.

"Voters were loud and clear on Election Day," Gov. Hickenlooper said in a prepared statement. "We will begin working immediately with the General Assembly and state agencies to implement Amendment 64."

Colorado joins Washington as the first two states in modern history to legalize the consumption of cannabis by adults.

As of today, the following acts are no longer unlawful under Colorado state law for persons 21 years of age or older:

(a) POSSESSING, USING, DISPLAYING, PURCHASING, OR TRANSPORTING MARIJUANA ACCESSORIES OR ONE OUNCE OR LESS OF MARIJUANA.

(b) POSSESSING, GROWING, PROCESSING, OR TRANSPORTING NO MORE THAN SIX MARIJUANA PLANTS, WITH THREE OR FEWER BEING MATURE, FLOWERING PLANTS, AND POSSESSION OF THE MARIJUANA PRODUCED BY THE PLANTS ON THE PREMISES WHERE THE PLANTS WERE GROWN, PROVIDED THAT THE GROWING TAKES PLACE IN AN ENCLOSED, LOCKED SPACE, IS NOT CONDUCTED OPENLY OR PUBLICLY, AND IS NOT MADE AVAILABLE FOR SALE.

© TRANSFER OF ONE OUNCE OR LESS OF MARIJUANA WITHOUT REMUNERATION TO A PERSON WHO IS TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.

(d) CONSUMPTION OF MARIJUANA, PROVIDED THAT NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL PERMIT CONSUMPTION THAT IS CONDUCTED OPENLY AND PUBLICLY OR IN A MANNER THAT ENDANGERS OTHERS.

(e) ASSISTING ANOTHER PERSON WHO IS TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER IN ANY OF THE ACTS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPHS (a) THROUGH (d) OF THIS SUBSECTION.

Governor Hickenlooper also announced today the formation of 24-member task force to oversee the implementation of the law, which ultimately mandates for the commercial production and sale of cannabis by those licensed to do so. A representative of Colorado NORML sits on this task force.

To be clear: This is not decriminalization -- a policy change that amends criminal penalties for minor marijuana offenses, but that continues to define cannabis as illegal contraband under the law and subjects its consumers to civil penalties. Today in Colorado, like in Washington, cannabis -- when possessed in private by an adult in specific quantities -- is a legal commodity. And it is likely that there is very little that the federal government can do to stop it. States are not mandated to criminalize marijuana or arrest adult cannabis consumers and the federal government cannot compel prosecutors in Colorado or Washington to do otherwise.

The voters have spoken and change is upon us. Can you smell the freedom? Help NORML continue the important work of regulating marijuana by donating today!

Sincerely,
The NORML Team
“Today’s scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after
equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality. ” -Nikola Tesla

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace." -Jimi Hendrix
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12-11-2012, 11:19 PM,
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Warning to all pot smokers in Colorado and Washington
Quote: Warning to all pot smokers in Colorado and Washington: You are about to experience a costly lesson in federal tyranny and Obama betrayal

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com
http://www.naturalnews.com/038297_marijuana_decriminalization_Colorado_federal_government.html

(NaturalNews) Colorado and Washington pot smokers are lighting up in celebration after having achieved a stunning decriminalization victory at the ballot box. Inhale while you can, my brothers and sisters, because Obama is already plotting how to re-criminalize your swag and nullify states' rights.

Marijuana decriminalization, you see, was a states' rights victory that more or less flipped Washington D.C. the finger. From Obama's point of view, this simply cannot be allowed to stand because it would set a precedent of the tyrannical federal government "allowing" states to decide their own laws, separate from federal law. While the U.S. Constitution clearly encourages precisely such a structure, the U.S. federal government that exists today operates like a power-hungry gang of thugs who seek to crush anyone and anything that threatens to stand against it. There does not even exist the facade of respecting the limitations of federal government described in the Constitution.

Mark my words: Obama, who is himself an admitted pot smoker, is coming after YOUR right to smoke pot.

It will start with polite-sounding lawsuits. The federal government will claim total control of all individual activity under the "commerce clause" of the U.S. Constitution and pressure a few key federal judges to overturn state decriminalization laws.

If, for some reason, that fails, the DEA -- which operates much like a pack of hungry wolves barely restrained on a short leash -- will be given the green light to start conduct armed federal raids in Washington and Colorado. The point of the raids? To send the message that the feds are still in charge, regardless of what the voters say.

A lesson in power
All the pot smoking voters in Washington and Colorado are about to receive a valuable lesson in power. They think they have won a permanent victory for liberty, even if they don't describe it in those words. In reality, all they have done is antagonize federal forces of evil which are already planning a powerful counter-assault that will remind the slaves of America (the voters) who is really in charge.

And why? Because if marijuana decriminalization is not crushed by the political forces in Washington D.C., then its very existence might encourage other states to decriminalize things like industrial hemp farming, holistic medicine or even raw milk. For God's sake, states might behave under the misimpression that they control their own destiny!

On this subject, I've already published a list of five things any state could legalize right now in order to experience an economic golden age. Each of these fives things would require states to assert their Tenth Amendment rights to nullify the power of the federal government within the state's own borders. This is precisely what Colorado and Washington have done with marijuana decriminalization laws. They may not call it a "Tenth Amendment" initiative, but that's exactly what it is.

Make no mistake that the federal government will use any means necessary to reverse this: Lawsuits, armed raids, false flag attacks, propaganda campaigns and so on. The federal government in America today is run by truly maniacal power-hungry criminals. Ron Paul calls Washington bureaucrats "psychopathic tyrants." There is absolutely nothing they won't do to enforce their fabricated authority over the states and the People.

If it means marching into Colorado with federal troops and shoving rifles in the faces of small-time pot growers, that's exactly what they will do. For those of you in Colorado and Washington right now, do not suffer under the delusion that you are now free to smoke pot with impunity. You have merely achieved a reversible ballot victory that was only allowed to take place because the vote fraudsters were too busy stealing other elections (Prop 37!) to effectively defeat your marijuana decriminalization ballot measures.

It is good that you did achieve that victory, of course, because now the real lessons in liberty will be realized. At this point, Obama has no choice but to show his vindictive double standard where it's okay for the President to campaign on the "coolness" of having smoked pot and inhaled, but his own voters who do the same thing will be arrested at gunpoint and incarcerated in federal prisons. And if you're black like Obama, by the way, your prison sentence will be double or triple that of white offenders.

That's real tyranny, and that's the real Obama. Those of you voted for Obama and are enjoying your temporarily-legalized pot in Colorado or Washington are about to learn a very costly lesson in federal tyranny. Within a year, your states will be under assault by the feds, and your freedoms will be even further stripped away by the very President who campaigned on the idea that the government would listen and respond to the needs of the voters.

Obama lied. The federal government doesn't want liberty in America; it wants CONTROL.

DEA agents are right now salivating at the thought of identifying, targeting and raiding small-time pot gardens in Colorado. Those who flaunt their growing, harvesting or smoking will be the first who are targeted. Don't say you weren't warned.

To learn more about state nullification of federal tyranny, visit:
http://www.NullifyNow.com
“Today’s scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after
equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality. ” -Nikola Tesla

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace." -Jimi Hendrix
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12-11-2012, 11:34 PM,
#3
RE: Warning to all pot smokers in Colorado and Washington
Seems like one of the many tactics to hasten the breakup of the US of A into the not so United States of America to weaken it for economic takeover by the so called 'elites' at the UN and/or via China, Europe and India on all sides combined with a brute force advance on it's military occupation territories like South Korea and the Middle East.

Dissolve the last standing superpower to establish globalism, which will, sooner or later be an unprecedented rise in plutocratic corporatism and those behind the corporate stocks.

When protesting against your own government, keep the bigger picture in mind. Like it or not the US is stronger when it is not infighting and together as a contiguous whole, which would include law.. what those laws are should be based on a common morality and not an agendized lobby though.
There are no others, there is only us.
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12-12-2012, 12:18 AM,
#4
RE: It's Official: Cannabis Possession And Cultivation Now Legal In Colorado
The common morality is that we should be able to decide for ourselves what we put into our own bodies and what crops we grow (whether THC laden buds or industrial hemp or both). We should not be forced at gunpoint to conform to a Federal Government that is clearly acting against the alleged guidelines laid out in the Constitution.

One of the large reasons the FEDS are against both crops is that they bring financial prosperity and help promote good physical and mental health in opposition to the globalist agendas of breaking everyone down so they must ask for help from a global governance.
“Today’s scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after
equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality. ” -Nikola Tesla

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace." -Jimi Hendrix
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